Stuntman 2022 – Content & trigger warnings

We want everyone who comes to see Stuntman to feel safe and able to enjoy it. The show deals with complex and sometimes difficult themes, and we want to present these themes in a thoughtful and gently challenging way.

We’ve given some extra context here to enable audience members to make a more informed decision about seeing the show.

If you still have any questions about coming to see the show or feedback on these content warnings, please get in touch via email to

If you have been affected by any of the themes in the performance and would like to speak to somebody, we would encourage you to use the resources listed at the bottom of this page.

Stuntman contains violence, strong language (including one use of racial & homophobic slurs) & a reference to suicide.


The show explores the relationship between violence and masculinity through stylised stage combat, over-the-top re-enactments of action movie tropes, and stories told by the performers of real-life encounters with violence. The stylised violence often includes implied gore that is mimed in a silly, playful way. Some of the performers’ stories include graphic details of injury.

The performers use prop weapons during the show including knives, swords and various guns. There is also one use of stage blood – it’s made very clear that the blood is fake.


The performers swear several times during the show, included repeated use of the word ‘motherf***er’.

There are some uses of racial and homophobic slurs in the show, during stories told by the performers about encountering racial and homophobic abuse. These slurs are only used during one section of the show and only in the context of remembering real-life instances of them being used against the performers.

Reference to suicide

There is one reference to suicide in the show about 5 minutes from the end, during a story told by both performers. It is a short story that describes witnessing & preventing a suicide attempt next to water – the story is very short and doesn’t go into a lot of detail.

Further resources

If you have been affected by any of the themes in the performance and would like to speak to somebody, we would encourage you to use the resources below: 

Samaritans – If you’re feeling emotionally distressed and need someone to talk to, you can phone 116 123 at any time of day or night. It’s free and open 24 hours.

NHS 24 Mental Health Hub If you need urgent support for your mental or emotional health, you can call the NHS24 Mental Health Hub on 111. The service is open 24 hours every day for anyone in Scotland.

CALM offer support information for men, helping to prevent male suicide. Call 0800 58 58 58 or go to

Breathing Space is a confidential phone line for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16, feeling low, anxious or depressed. Call 0800 83 85 87 or go to

Papyrus – Providing confidential advice to young people about suicide prevention, also offering advice to anyone concerned about a young person. 0800 068 41 41 or text 07786209697.